Letter to Community from Loretta Notten regarding Pride Flag

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you are well and finding reasons for hope as we journey into June.  It has certainly been a most challenging school year.  This letter brings an update on the WCDSB decision to fly the Rainbow flag at each of our schools and our Board buildings.

You may be aware of the controversy that unfolded last year when we planned to raise an alternative to the Rainbow Flag in June, which in Canada is known as “Pride Month”.  Since then, we have carefully considered and prayed about what our next step should be to move forward.  As indicated above, the decision has been made that we will fly the Rainbow Flag at our Waterloo Catholic schools for the month of June and we wanted you to be aware in advance.  We recognize that while this decision will make some people happy, for others it may be a cause for concern or disappointment or even anger.

Full Letter Here

Vaccination Update

Dear Parent/Guardians;

The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is helping youth between the ages of 12 and 17 and family members they live with (who do not have their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine) get the vaccine. Getting youth the vaccine is important to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and make it safer when we return to school in-person.

More Info Here

Vaccination and Transition Survey

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

We are sitting on the cusp of June and at this point it is not 100% clear if we are headed back to face-to-face learning in this school year. We will certainly be in touch should any development arise in this regard. We know that this has been a challenging time for many students, their families and for staff to learn remotely online, but we are grateful to all for the many efforts you have made to make it work. With that said – we are also very much planning ahead to next year at this time. In that spirit, this letter contains a number of updates about the end of this year and the planning for next year. I encourage every parent or guardian to read each of the updates very carefully.

Read the full letter here

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